Makeover for Marston Vale Line Trains
Trains operating on the Marston Vale Line (Bletchley - Bedford) have been given an exciting new look thanks to the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership. A special vinyl has been installed on the outside of two of the trains to celebrate the 175thanniversary year of the Line and promote Greensand Country, an area of special landscape character through which it runs.
The graphics were designe
Temporary Changes to Snow Hill Train Services
West Midlands Railway (WMR) is temporarily withdrawing some services on the Snow Hill Lines from Monday 14 September. The company said that the impact of Covid 19 is making it difficult to provide the full timetable. Buses will operate in place of some train services.
Disruption to Services between Bromsgrove/Redditch and Birmingham
Due to overhead line problem, local stopping trains between Bromsgrove/Redditch and Birmingham are currently suspended until mid-evening today
Local Mayor visits Bedworth station to support the work of station adopters
Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Chris Watkins and Lady Mayoress, Collette Watkins have visited Bedworth station to meet local volunteers who work to improve the experience for rail passengers. Station adopter Stuart Anderson and his team gave a tour of the station to show off their work and share their plans for the future.
West Midlands Railway staff run for organ donation
West Midlands Railway staff have joined transplant recipients, donors and other supporters to run in celebration of organ donation. The 3k and 5k Donor Runs took place on Saturday 4 August as part of this years' British Transplant Games.
Update - Service suspended between Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham until early evening
Following damage to the overhead line equipment near Sutton Coldfield, trains on the ‘Cross City’ line will only run between Redditch/Longbridge and Birmingham New Street. There will be no trains between Lichfield/Four Oaks and Birmingham New Street until further notice while Network Rail engineers carry out repairs.
Abellio, JR East and Mitsui announce £680M new trains for the next West Midlands Rail franchise; 413 electric and diesel carriages to be manufactured by Bombardier and CAF
Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today announced that Bombardier Trains and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) have been selected to manufacture 107 new trains for the next West Midlands franchise, the financing of which is being led by Infracapital and Deutsche Asset Management.
These trains will be made up of 413 carriages and cost £680m; part of the near £1bn investment into th
London Northwestern brand being brought back to the UK Rail Network
Abellio, JR East and Mitsui have today announced that London Northwestern will replace London Midland’s west coast services for the next West Midlands rail franchise, which starts on 10 December.
Merseyrail’s Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains
Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has today been appointed as Managing Director of West Midlands Trains, which will take over the next West Midlands franchise on 10 December. He joins from Merseyrail where he has been MD since 2015.